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    * Email security on the server

    Trying to understand this -- appreciate help as an end user?


    I can check in to mail using an ssl, what's best way to prevent mail on server acct being

    a) hacked into
    b) read by host tech?

    thanks


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    you can't realistically do either really well. No unless you have a system that will grab that email off the server and parse it into a database with the content encrypted. However if someone really needed this, they could get around this. You can always host your mail at another company than your website. That would be the only way you can make sure your host does not have the ability to read your emails.
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    Use PGP/GnuPG to encrypt email messages as whole.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ImZan
    you can't realistically do either really well. No unless you have a system that will grab that email off the server and parse it into a database with the content encrypted. However if someone really needed this, they could get around this. You can always host your mail at another company than your website. That would be the only way you can make sure your host does not have the ability to read your emails.

    Thanks -- what's the effect of setting up forwarding recipes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zyztem
    Use PGP/GnuPG to encrypt email messages as whole.

    Its a great tool, thing is most folks sending mail don't use it..if there was a way to encrypt the box itself...

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    Hello,

    To encrypt the mails you need to have a digital certificate, so that you can encrypt the mails and decrypted the received mails.

    This is the safer way to save the mails from being hacked. But the process would be longer, but once set the best way to get the mail safer.

    Thank you.

    Regards,

  7. #7
    Quote Originally Posted by hostechsupport
    Hello,

    To encrypt the mails you need to have a digital certificate, so that you can encrypt the mails and decrypted the received mails.

    This is the safer way to save the mails from being hacked. But the process would be longer, but once set the best way to get the mail safer.

    Thank you.

    Regards,

    Yes, agree the transport mechanism can be secured for the most part, its for when
    its sitting on the server itself...

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